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  1. David Lee played through back pain last two weeks, did that impact hip?

    Apr 22, 2013, 5:16 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Denver Nuggets - Game One

    David Lee had the NBA’s longest active streak of regular season games played without a playoff appearance (577) — until Saturday night. He started his first playoff game, suited up for the Warriors against the Nuggets. He lasted three quarters, at the start of the fourth he took an awkward step and ended up tearing…

  2. It’s official: J.R. Smith is NBA Sixth Man of the Year

    Apr 22, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Boston Celtics

    The Knicks have the NBA’s scoring champion at forward in Carmelo Anthony. Now they have the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year, too. As we told you would happen earlier in the day, the New York’s J.R. Smith has been named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year. His strong end of the season —…

  3. Reports: Knicks’ J.R. Smith to be named Sixth Man of Year

    Apr 22, 2013, 11:24 AM EDT

    New York Knicks' Smith celebrates scoring past Washington Wizards during their NBA basketball game in Manhattan

    While there were some other deserving candidates out the there — we’re looking at you, Jarrett Jack — the race for NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year was essentially a two man race. One that the Knicks J.R. Smith has apparently won. It will not be official until later on Monday afternoon but multiple reports…

  4. Mavericks want to make Dirk Nowitzki their second-best player

    Apr 21, 2013, 11:32 PM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki, Ryan Anderson

    For the first time since the 1999-00 season, when Michael Finley did it, Dirk Nowitzki didn’t lead the Mavericks in win shares. As Nowitzki missed a large of the 2012-13 season due to injury, Vince Carter, Darren Collison and Shawn Marion passed him in the all-in-one stat. If the Mavericks have their way, Nowitzki won’t…

  5. David Lee out for season, spelling big problems for Warriors against Nuggets

    Apr 21, 2013, 1:28 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Denver Nuggets - Game One

    Warriors forward David Lee is out for the season after tearing his right hip flexor against the Nuggets, according to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com: The Warriors were already in a hole after losing Game 1 to Denver, and they just sunk a lot deeper. Not only is Lee – who averaged 18.5 points and 11.2…

  6. Nuggets, Andre Miller use second half surge to defeat Warriors

    Apr 20, 2013, 10:44 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Denver Nuggets - Game One

    Game one proved to be the perfect example of why this series has a chance to be the best of the first round match ups. Both teams dueled down the stretch with some fantastic shot making, but it was Andre Miller’s lay up in the final seconds that lifted the Nuggets to a 97-95 win…

  7. David Lee leaves game 1 with “probable right hip flexor strain”

    Apr 20, 2013, 8:27 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets Kosta Koufos defends Golden State Warriors David Lee in the third quarter of their NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals basketball playoff series in Denver

    The first playoff game of David Lee‘s career didn’t exactly finish the way he would have hoped. When driving to the rim in the early part of the 4th quarter, Lee drew a foul and when landing instantly grabbed his right quadricep area. Early reports are that he has a right hip injury: INJURY UPDATE:…

  8. JaVale McGee dunks all over Andrew Bogut (VIDEO)

    Apr 20, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets' McGee stuffs as Golden State Warriors' Jack looks on in the first quarter of their NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals basketball playoff series in Denver

    JaVale McGee is the most athletic big man in the game today, and when he makes the right play nobody can stop him. Ask Andrew Bogut, who got fiercely dunked on in the first half Saturday of Game 1 between the Nuggets and Warriors. The best part of this if you’re a Nuggets fan (or…

  9. PBT NBA Playoff Preview: Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets

    Apr 19, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Ty Lawson, Stephen Curry

    SEASON RECORDS Denver: 57-25 third in the West Golden State: 47-35 sixth in the West SEASON SERIES The Nuggets won the season series 3-1, which included two 11 point victories and a double overtime win in their first match up of the season. The Warriors lone win was by a single point when David Lee dominated with…

  10. Looking at the possible first round upsets in the NBA playoffs

    Apr 19, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Heat's Bosh and Bulls' Boozer await a rebound from a Miami free throw in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Miami

    There are some first round series in the NBA playoffs, like the one between the Heat and the Bucks, for example, that are nothing more than foregone conclusions. But there are others where the lower seed has a more than legitimate shot at beating a higher-seeded team winning and advancing, at least in theory. In…

  11. Who can knock off Miami? NBA playoff power rankings

    Apr 18, 2013, 8:49 AM EDT

    Tony Parker, Tim Duncan

    If you want to hold the Larry O’Brien trophy — the one that goes to the NBA champions each June — you’re going to have to pry it out of Miami’s cold, dead hands. Good luck. They are the defending champs. They had the best regular season record in the NBA despite coasting to start…

  12. Stephen Curry breaks Ray Allen’s record for most threes in a season (VIDEO)

    Apr 18, 2013, 8:19 AM EDT

    Stephen Curry, Jarrett Jack

    His ankles finally healthy, Stephen Curry has proven not only to be as good a pure shooter as there is in the game, but maybe one of the best ever. With the two threes above, Curry tied then broke Ray Allen‘s record for most three pointers in a season. Curry finished the season with 272…

  13. Stephen Curry on verge of breaking Ray Allen’s single-season 3-point record

    Apr 17, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT

    Stephen Curry

    Stephen Curry will likely break Ray Allen’s record for 3-pointers in a season (269) when the Warriors play the Trail Blazers tonight – Curry has 268, and he’s made at least two 3-pointers in 65 of his 77 games – but that’s not the most remarkable aspect of Curry’s outside shooting. Curry is shooting 3-pointers,…

  14. PBT’s NBA season awards: LeBron for MVP is the easy one

    Apr 17, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Heat's James prepares to dunk against the Bulls in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Miami

    In the NBA, reputations are made and broken in the playoffs — but that is like a different season completely. The NBA gives out its awards based on the regular season. And this season a couple awards are obvious, but a couple could go a lot of different directions. Here are PBT’s awards for the…

  15. Harrison Barnes, Dion Waiters threw down huge dunks Monday (VIDEO)

    Apr 16, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Harrison Barnes, Nando de Colo

    There were a couple of monster dunks on Monday we thought you’d enjoy. Above, that is Harrison Barnes (who we know can throw down) driving and then throwing it down over the Spurs Aron Baynes. I want Barnes to enter the dunk contest next year, then see if he can get some big man to just…

  16. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Jazz win keeps playoff dream alive

    Apr 16, 2013, 7:59 AM EDT

    Al Jefferson, Ricky Rubio, Greg Stiemsma

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while watching the news out of Boston with horror and yet were reminded of the heroism of both first responders and everyday Americans who did what they could to help…. Jazz 96, Timberwolves 80: Utah needed to win to keep its playoffs hopes…

  17. Three Stars of the Night: Give me your Point Guards

    Apr 16, 2013, 1:29 AM EDT

    Stephen Curry

    I’m a sucker for point guards. The guys who can balance scoring and dishing; who can control the game’s flow like they do the ball in their hands. Tonight there were several worthy performances of making out list, including fantastic nights from Kevin Durant, Luis Scola, Gerald Henderson, and Greg Monroe. But, tonight, I’m going…

  18. NBA Power Rankings: Heat end rankings where they ended last season

    Apr 15, 2013, 7:43 PM EDT

    Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Mike Miller, Mario Chalmers

    For the final power rankings of the year my criteria are simple: Who do I think is most likely to win a seven game series between the teams right now. It is essentially a playoff rankings. 1. Heat (64-16, last week ranked No. 1). For a couple games this week the Heat rolled out their…

  19. Jarrett Jack fined $25K for verbal abuse of an official after loss to Lakers

    Apr 14, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

    Jarrett Jack

    Jarrett Jack has been fined $25,000 for “verbal abuse of a game official,” the league announced on Sunday via official release. The incident occurred at the end of the Warriors’ close loss to the Lakers on Friday, the same game in which Kobe Bryant went down with a torn Achilles injury that ended his season.…

  20. No more Mr. Nice Guy: Kevin Durant fined $25,000 for “menacing gesture”

    Apr 12, 2013, 6:23 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant is greeted by fans as he exits the arena after the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City, Utah

    I thought he was supposed to be the nicest player in the NBA? But Kevin Durant has been fined $25,000 by the league $25,000 for making a menacing gesture, it was announced by Stu Jackson, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. It came on a play you may remember from the second quarter, with 1:45 on…

  21. Andrew Bogut out for Warriors at Lakers Friday due to ankle injury

    Apr 12, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Andrew Bogut, Mark Jackson

    As the Lakers continue their pursuit to wrap up the eighth and final playoff spot in the West, they’ll do it against a Warriors team on Friday playing without its starting center. Andrew Bogut didn’t travel with his team to Los Angeles following Golden State’s loss to the Thunder on Thursday, after playing just nine…

  22. Thunder maintain West’s top playoff spot with blowout win over Warriors

    Apr 12, 2013, 2:16 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Durant has the ball bounce off his shoulder after he scored past the Denver Nuggets in their NBA basketball game in Denver

    The Warriors celebrated mightily after Tuesday night’s win over the Timberwolves, and rightfully so. The victory clinched a playoff spot for Golden State for the first time since 2007, and with only the difference between opening the postseason as the sixth or seventh seed hanging in the balance for their final few games, it’s perhaps…

  23. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Knicks’ streak reaches 13

    Apr 10, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony celebrates with teammates during their NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Manhattan, New York

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while wondering what to do with five tons of Nutella… Lakers 104, Hornets 96 ; & Thunder 90, Jazz 80: We combine these two because together they put the Lakers in as the eight seed in the West and in control of their…

  24. Warriors’ Curry, Thompson set record for backcourt three pointers in season

    Apr 9, 2013, 1:41 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden State Warriors

    The Golden State Warriors average just shy of 20 three pointers a game (which is middle of the pack in the NBA). But they hit 40.1 percent of them, best in the NBA. That’s because almost 14 of those 20 are taking by Stephen Curry (shooting 45.2 percent from three) and Klay Thompson (41.2 percent).…

  25. NBA Power Rankings: Knicks climb up to No. 2

    Apr 8, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT

    Raymond Felton, Carmelo Anthony, Jason Kidd

    Welcome to the penultimate PBT power rankings for the season. If you win 12 games in a row you can get the No. 2 spot, but if you asked me to pick who wins a seven game series between the Thunder and Knicks it would look different than this ranking. Same with the Spurs. But…

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